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THE LUNA LAVAL are an indie rock band from New Brunswick, NJ who hold the credo – Open Ears. Open Heart. Open Mind.
They released a great 3 track A Good Fear EP in January 2013, now they’re re-energized with a new lineup and are preparing to hit the studio again early 2014.

 

Bio:

The Luna Laval embodies an ideal:  the active pursuit of quality, meaningful music.  The New Brunswick, NJ band challenges listeners via intricate instrumentation, meticulously-crafted lyrics, and unmistakably organic live performances.  Through remarkable chemistry and an unending desire to innovate, The Luna Laval impacts the modern music scene – leaving a radiant permanent impression.
 
In October 2012, The Luna Laval entered Vudu Studios to track their upcoming release. Under the direction of producer Mike Watts (The Dear Hunter, As Tall As Lions, The Junior Varsity) and mastering engineer Steven Haigler (Pixies, Brand New), the band further developed both musical and lyrical focus.

 

I was really intrigued by their mindset and views as a band the moment I heard them and I wanted to know more about them.Lets get the know The Luna Laval:

 

What kind of music did you listen to growing up? How does that differ from what you listen to now?
 
For the most part we grew up on classic rock:  Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, The Beatles, Grateful Dead, etc.  Today?  That’s a big more difficult to answer.  Jakub listens to a balance of indie rock and electronic, with a fair amount of classic rock still in the mix.  Tom leans more towards prog and post-hardcore, but has touches of indie rock as well.  Andy – on the other hand – has listened to old-school emo and punk for most of his life.
 
Early Days: What were some of the first cover songs you played together?
 

The classics.  Sunshine of Your Love, Stairway to Heaven, Wonderwall, Wish You Were Here, Californication.  If it was 70s or 90s, we did it.  We’ve gravitated away from that style for some time now, but it was certainly a pivotal part of our formative years.
 
What’s the story behind ‘The Silent Song’?
 

“The Silent Song” was the first song we finished, though it went through a number of important revisions in the studio.  Lyrically, the song focuses on a lot of our “golden thread” issues:  disconnection from others, and introspection.  As with every song though, the actual lyrics themselves take a backseat to the vocal melody and instrumentation.  It’s far more important (for us) that the delivery of the vocals and instruments convey emotion – lyrics are always up to the interpretation of the listener.
 
There was mention of a music video with videographer Mike Maroney (bassist for Gates) this year. How is that project going?
 

Working with Mike has been fantastic.  He shot a photoshoot and concert for us back in April – the quality is fantastic.  We’ve been using those photos in a lot of our promotional material.  At the moment, the music video’s been on hold – Gates is prepping for the release of their next CD, and we’re transitioning from gigging to writing in the fall.  We’re excited for their release, and can’t wait to work with Mike again.
 
Which musicians do you admire or draw inspiration from? Why?
 

As mentioned before, we’ve got a huge number of influences.  With that in mind, there are a few bands that we collectively draw from in both philosophy and approach.  We all love Radiohead, Incubus, and Foals.  These artists present a unique palette of sounds, and continuously strive for musical “authenticity” amidst worldwide success.  Their abilities to create meaningful, compelling music are a huge source of motivation for us.
 
What is/was your current/previous day job?
 

Like our musical tastes, our academic and employment fields are varied as well.  Until we transition to music full-time:  Jakub works in finance, Tom in healthcare, and Andy in education.  The diversity of our experiences is key in crafting our musical sound.
 
Favorite things to do NOT musically related:
 

Parasailing, competitive speedwalking, accruing free personal pan pizzas from Pizza Hut’s “BOOK IT!” program.
 
If you could only listen to bands/artists (last name) that started with the same letter, which letter would you assign yourself?
 

Jakub:  R – Radiohead, Real Estate, Rush

Tom:  M – The Mars Volta, Mastodon, Minus The Bear, Modest Mouse

Andy:  C – Coheed & Cambria, Circa Survive, Consider The Thief, City & Colour
 
Shout out! What are some other independent bands people should be paying attention to:
 
Gates, Owel, Arrows in Her, Worlds Away, Backslashes and Bad Ideas, New Politicians

 

 

Thanks so much for taking the time guys! We look forward to what you guys have in store in 2014!

FOLLOW THE LUNA LAVAL:

http://thelunalaval.bandcamp.com/

https://www.facebook.com/thelunalaval

 

 

 

 

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